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AHRQ Patient Safety Network ► Oral chemotherapy: not just an ordinary pill.

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Oral chemotherapy: not just an ordinary pill.

SafeMedicineUse. August 19, 2015;6:1-2.

Chemotherapy delivered by any method is a high-alert medication. This news article provides tips for both patients and practitioners to prevent mistakes with oral chemotherapy, including double-checking to confirm a patient's diagnosis, height, and weight.

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